9 Great Openings

This week in our writing group we worked on openings. We each selected an unpublished work, excised our first paragraph to a separate sheet of paper (to keep the work discrete and achievable), and rewrote our openings. We began with the first sentence. This was hard work. That one sentence carries a heavy burden, a … Continue reading 9 Great Openings

What I’m reading

On January 20 of this year, I wrote in my diary, I feel myself moving into an information consumption phase.  Whenever I move into this consumption phase after a satisfying productive phase, it is an unnerving transition. “But I should be writing, not reading about writing,” I say to myself.  “If I want to write, … Continue reading What I’m reading